A Tale of Two Zip Codes

↑ What determines how long we live? Inequality—it even reduces the lifespan of our society’s “winners.”

Adjacent communities can have a 15 year difference in life expectancy. The causes are rooted in segregation and, in California, Proposition 13.

Is the solution to simply be one of the winners who lives in the right zip code? No.

It turns out everyone who lives in a society with great inequality dies younger than those who live where inquality is less extreme.

Thank you George Takei for lending your voice. Learn More: buildinghealthycommunities.org

Tags from the story
, , , ,
More from The Editors

Optimize Your Brain: The Science of Smarter Eating with Dr. Drew Ramsey

Consider this a food intervention. Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey tells you to eat...
Read More